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Advocating for the Public Policy Interests of Young Americans

When I got my first job in the United States House of Representatives in 2004, I was overcome with excitement at the prospect of being part of something bigger than myself, and participating in something I knew would touch the lives of millions. Although the Congressman I happened to work for was nothing short of extraordinary, within six months I found myself bitter and jaded by the endless partisan squabbling and inability of anyone to accomplish anything in a system built on partisan division. It wasn’t simply disheartening – it sickened me to the core of my being, and made me question whether our democracy was irreparably broken. Since then, the gridlock has only gotten worse. That’s why I started the American...

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